The coming week is likely to see many groups of individuals coming together to tackle problems in a communal fashion, creating teams that can work efficiently and productively, with each member focusing on those tasks to which his or her talents are most keenly suited. Many such teams will be coming down to the wire this week, with deadlines looming, and everyone will have to work at peak efficiency in order to get projects completed on time and under budget. This is what so many call "crunch time" -- and it's going to require a kind of dedication that is not always called for; those who simply love what they do will surely have an advantage.
Some may make the mistake of thinking that once a thing is accomplished it will be time for some much-needed rest and relaxation -- but the truth is that most projects are the kind that demand ongoing involvement. In other words, though things may come to fruition this week, they are by no means "done"!
ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- Halfway through a major project this week you'll want to stop and examine what remains; you may want to change your tactics. (April 5-April 19) -- You are trying to satisfy your own needs and please someone in charge; a conflict is likely to arise.
TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- Just because you are having fun doesn't mean you aren't working hard; indeed, the harder you work, the more fun you can have. (May 6-May 20) -- You can be philosophical or practical this week, but you'll have a hard time being both. The right choice will be clear.
GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Now is the time for you to step forward and present yourself as a leader; there are things to be done that you know how to do! (June 7-June 20) -- You can impress someone who is not easily impressed; he or she may sign on as a new member of your team.
CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- Come at a certain problem from a different angle this week and you should be able to come up with an imaginative and lasting solution. (July 8-July 22) -- An unorthodox approach can serve you well today, but on at least two occasions you must do things according to the rulebook.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- The week is likely to divide neatly into two parts -- the first allowing you a little more freedom, the second demanding a certain allegiance. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You can come through for another and enjoy certain gains yourself as a result.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You can maintain a strong connection with someone far from home; messages sent via unconventional means are most effective. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Quality control may be an issue this week; you're not sure why, but the usual vigilance may not be quite enough.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You needn't try to get everything done all at once this week -- but keep in mind that the clock is ticking, and a deadline approaches. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- You mustn't spend so much time thinking about what must be done that you don't get around to doing it!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- Even the slightest misstep can set you back, so be sure to plot out your course with great care before you set out. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- A great many others are affected by your decisions and actions this week; you are only part of a large puzzle.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- You've been jumping through hoops for quite a while, and this week there's likely to be more for you to do to prove yourself. (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Someone is trying to wear you down, but your dedication is such that you can surely go the distance.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- There's such a thing as doing something so well that it cannot be imitated or replicated; this week, you may accomplish just this. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- If you don't have the time to do a thing right the first time, fixing it may not be an option. Use care!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You're going to have to come up with a foolproof plan on your own -- and one that works for the whole team as well. Be creative. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- It's a good week for you to look back over recent achievements -- but avoid comparing yourself to others right now.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- There may be more pressure to get a thing done this week than there has been in the recent past; gather your forces and mount an offensive. (March 6-March 20) -- It won't take long for others to recognize that you do, indeed, mean business this week.